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Published: 30 October 2018

322 Pages


ISBN: 9780198791263

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Serial Verbs

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Oxford Studies in Typology and Linguistic Theory

  • Provides a systematic investigation of serial verb constructions in the context of other multi-verb combinations
  • Examines new data from isolating languages, languages of South and Central America, Oceanic languages, and Papuan languages
  • Explores the origins and evolution of serial verb constructions based on advances in the fields of language contact and comparative-historical linguistics
  • Includes a guide for fieldworkers dealing with serial verb constructions